Public Hearing On Low Wages At City Hall

News release Department of Labor:

The public will have an opportunity to comment on matters related to low wages and increasing the minimum wage at a July 20 public hearing to be held in Bridgeport. Sponsored by the Connecticut Low Wage Employer Advisory Board, the hearing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Bridgeport City Hall’s Council Chambers, 45 Lyon Terrace. Those interested in speaking are asked to arrive at the Council Chambers by 5:30 p.m. to sign-up as a participant.

The Advisory Board, established as the result of Public Act 15-5 Section 485, is responsible for studying a variety of issues connected to low wage workers and advising the State Labor Commissioner, the Connecticut Departments of Development Services and Social Services, as well as the Office of Early Childhood on the following issues:

· Matters related to the causes and effects of businesses paying low wages to state residents;

· Public assistance usage among working state residents;

· Minimum wage rates needed to ensure working state residents can achieve an economically stable living standard;

· Improvement of the quality of public assistance programs that affect state residents;

· Wages and working conditions of the workforce that delivers services to low-wage working families, and

· Reliance of business on state-funded public assistance programs.

Those with questions about the hearing or the Connecticut Low Wage Employer Advisory Board are welcome to email inquiries to or call 203-455-2855.


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